A Todmorden family will hit the small screen next week when they make their first appearance on a new travel series.
The Brearley family were selected to take part in ITV’s Travel Guides, which sends five ordinary British households to review some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.
From Thai beach huts and all-inclusive stays in Tenerife, to five-star luxury in Dubai, the series will be a frank insight into what they can really offer an average Brit.
The Brearley’s - Jayne and Simon, along with their children Ben and Eleanor - began filming for the show in February and have had a ball jetting across the globe.
Jayne, 45, of Jayne Brearley & Co, Todmorden, said: “It has been fantastic, a really, really great experience. It’s something we wouldn’t normally do and the kids have loved it.
“Because I’m married to a tightwad Yorkshireman, there’s no way we would have been going to Dubai.”
While the Thai island of Koh Samui offered bargains galore, the family weren’t bowled over by nights spent in a beach hut and trips to a snake farm and local detox spa.
But a trip to Dubai offered absolute luxury, where they stayed in a five-star hotel on the famous Palm island. The family also visited Tenerife and enjoyed a staycation in the Lake District.
Jayne added: “I said to my husband, I’ll believe it when we are sat on the plane, then low and behold we were sat on a plane to Dubai.
“We didn’t really do it to get on television, it was just something that came along. The whole experience has been great.”
Each week the same households travel to a different destination and experience identical holidays,
The series begins on Monday, August 3, at 9pm on ITV1.